The physical therapy profession continues to shine a light on diversity, equity, and inclusion, but is that light at risk of dimming, even slightly? If so, what are the ramifications? And what can we do to ensure that our focus grows brighter?
Lisa VanHoose, PT, PhD, MPH, FAPTA, the speaker for this year's Lynda D. Woodruff Lecture on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Physical Therapy, thinks it's time we honestly evaluated the amount and quality of energy we're devoting to nurturing real change. She will present her lecture, titled "DEI Fatigue? RST is the Intervention (Representation, Sankofa, and Trustworthiness)," online June 16 at 6 p.m. ET. The event is free and will be followed by a live panel discussion.
As a lead-up to the lecture, we caught up with VanHoose to ask a few questions.